Halepa Monastery was founded at the end of the era of Venetian rule and, according to documents dating back to 1555, it owned a significant amount of property.

The founder, according to an inscription at the Monastery, was Ieremias Sgouros in 1637. The monastery was destroyed during the Ottoman era but was subsequently reconstructed.

Its catholicon is situated in the middle of the courtyard, but unfortunately only ruins remain. This is a two-aisled domed basilica dedicated to the Birth of Jesus and the Transfiguration of the Saviour. In the 19th century, Abbot Ploumis wanted to build a larger church around the catholicon, but this work was never completed. The Church of Agia Marina is located just outside the Monastery.

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Jules Welt (Jules kreative Welt) (16 months ago)
Dieser Ort hat was sehr besonderes und ist eine Reise wert wenn man sich das alten Ruinen anschauen möchte und das was jetzt aufgebaut wurde, damit dort weiterhin Mönche leben können. Die Fahrt dort hin ist ein bisschen abenteuerlich, uns haben 2 Hunde begrüßt die absolut lieb sind.
Naomi Niddam (3 years ago)
Very nice and beautiful :) the way to the monastery is gorgeous
Theofanis Katapodis (3 years ago)
Great place to visit, old monastery
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